Diocese of Colombo to plant 20,000 trees in day-long environmental push Rector Hopkinsville, KY July 12, 2018 at 12:49 pm This is a beautiful environmental-social-economic investment. The area in desperate need for a similar investment is the West Bank where olive trees(and also other fruit, almond trees) have been savagely burned, uprooted by Jewish settlers. Certainly such an investment would demonstrate pro-active support and compassionate action for the Palestinian villagers who have been subjected to such settler actions for generations while the trees are the “lifeblood” of Palestinian ancestry for thousands of years! We Episcopalians must demonstrate, initiate this critical action Now and sustain for future plantings and generations! [Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of Ceylon’s Diocese of Colombo has launched a major environmental protection scheme which will see 20,000 trees planted on a single day in 2019. A “trial run” will see 2000 trees planted on 24 September 2018 ahead of the main Plant Trees, Plant Life event on 14 September 2019. A whole range of organizations are taking part in the event, including churches, the diocesan youth department, church schools, the Mothers’ Union and the government’s forestry department – the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment.“Why ‘Plant Trees?’”, the Diocese said on its Facebook page, “We plant trees as an act of obedience to God. This makes it a spiritual experience. Being concerned for our environment is being concerned for what God cares for.”Already, some 100 trees were planted when the event was launched last month on World Environmental day – 5 June – at St Thomas’ College in Mount Lavinia. Churches across the diocese also planted trees on that day in preparation for the main event in 2019.Full article here. 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A profession in poor heartOn 1 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Stress among NHS nurses and GPs is now a significant problem, according totwo studiesA study, Stress Among Ward Sisters and Charge Nurses, commissioned by theNHS Executive and conducted by the Policy Studies Institute, has discoveredthat nurses in NHS hospitals are suffering stress because of a range of issues.Key among these is the anxiety about how staffing on their wards or units isto be arranged each day. A separate study by the BMA found a fifth of GPs said stresses of work putunmanageable demands on them. Other stresses for nurses included concerns about the competence of agencystaff, workload and hours, recruitment and retention problems, poor cleaningand domestic support and a sense of being disenfranchised from their workplace.Report author Professor Isobel Allen said, “Much of the stress iscaused by organisational and managerial factors which they feel to be beyondtheir control. They have big problems related to the infrastructure of theorganisation such as unreliable support services and old and poorly maintainedequipment.” The BMA survey found a quarter of all GPs are seriously considering leavinggeneral practice in the next five years. Dr John Chisholm, chairman of the BMA’s General Practitioners Committee,said, “The survey shows a profession in poor heart, with GPs paying anunacceptable personal price for their commitment.” The fact that so many GPs admit to suffering from stress is in itselfsignificant. A study of GPs in Northern Ireland recently found many are tooembarrassed or reluctant to come forward and admit they might be ill orsuffering from stress. In June, the Government outlined plans to extend occupational health andsafety services from secondary care to GPs and their practice staff.
The range of applicability of an improved quasilongitudinal approximation for whistler-mode waves in the equatorial magnetosphere (4 ≲ L ≲ 6.6) is specified based on the direct comparison between numerical solutions of the hot electromagnetic dispersion equation with the corresponding analytical quasilongitudinal solutions. It is pointed out that this approximation can be used at frequencies ω less than but not close to the electron gyrofrequencyΩ (ω ≲ 0.6 Ω)and wave normal angles θ less than but not close to the resonance cone angle θR. Atω = 0.8 Ωthe analytical results deviate considerably from numerical ones due to the strong damping of the waves, and so the quasilongitudinal solution becomes no longer valid.
In less than one week, the champion of Super Bowl XLIX will be crowned the best team in the NFL. Will it be the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, or the controversial New England Patriots? Will Pete Carroll win his second consecutive Super Bowl, or will Brady add a fourth ring to his collection?I don’t know, and you’ve come to the wrong place if you’re looking for speculation on the Big Game.Don’t get me wrong. I love football just as much as the next person, but for the past week all I have seen on TV or read about in the newspaper is either in regards to Deflategate or Super Bowl XLIX. Hopefully I can provide you with a break from the monotony.In one month, pitchers and catchers will report to training camp in Phoenix for their first spring workout of 2015. That means we’re one step closer to opening day and the return of America’s favorite pastime.Come April, Dodger Stadium will be home to a very different Dodger team.The 2014 Dodgers won a second straight National League West Championship. To most, the Dodgers’ 2014 season would be considered a success, but to the Dodgers, the season ended in another disappointment. That’s because for the second consecutive year, the St. Louis Cardinals knocked the Dodgers out of the playoffs in the National League Division Series. To add insult to injury, the rival Giants pulled off a Cinderella story to win the World Series.Between the 2013 and 2014 seasons, the Dodgers made minimal changes and consequently saw minimal results in 2014. This year, the Dodgers immediately began making changes as soon as their season ended.The first major change was the demotion of Ned Colletti from general manager to senior advisor to the president. The Dodgers hired the A’s assistant general manager Farhan Zaidi as director of baseball operations.Zaidi’s areas of expertise are providing statistical analysis for evaluating and targeting players in the amateur draft, free agent and trade markets. Zaidi will oversee the Dodgers’ scouting and player development.After Zaidi’s arrival, the Dodgers didn’t wait long to start clearing out the old and making room for the new.Most notably, the Dodgers traded All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp, catcher Tim Federowicz and $32 million to the San Diego Padres in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin.Kemp was an asset to the Dodgers who had the ability to elevate the team and make them better as a whole, but was consistently plagued with injuries. Kemp’s departure also solves the problem the Dodgers had in 2014 with four outfielders rotating between three positions. The Dodgers also sent All-Star infielder Dee Gordon, who led the National League in stolen bases, to the Miami Marlins.Though the Dodgers parted ways with two All-Star players, they added veterans to the roster. In the same trade that sent Kemp to the Padres, the Dodgers acquired shortstop Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies. The Boys in Blue also signed former Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick in the deal that sent Gordon to Florida.In nearly every trade the Dodgers have made this season, they have placed a premium on depth in the pitching rotation and defense. The Dodgers let go of slugger Kemp and lead-off hitter Gordon for sturdy defense in Rollins and Kendrick. The biggest statement the Dodgers made in favor of a stronger defense was parting with clean-up hitter Hanley Ramirez, who cost Clayton Kershaw a perfect game with a defensive error in June.According to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, the loss of offensive power is balanced by the team’s stronger defense, because “you don’t need to score as many runs when you limit and give up less runs.”Despite leading off the rotation with National League Cy Young and MVP Award winner Clayton Kershaw, and number two pitcher Zack Greinke, who would be an ace on almost any other team, the Dodgers struggled with depth in the rotation.The 2014 Dodgers were a team of egos and tension that banded together to win 94 games but were humbled for the second-straight year in the post-season.This year, the Dodgers have made changes in hopes of executing a more successful playoff run ending in a World Series victory. The Dodgers are a talented team more than capable of winning it all, but probably not with as much regular season dominance.To quote Mattingly again, “I think the pieces fit together more as a baseball team than a collection of talent.”
The importance of women in manufacturing and their experience in a male-dominated industry were among the topics discussed at the first Women in Manufacturing, Textiles and Leather Conference held in Johannesburg.The Department of Trade and Industry’s Rashmee Ragaven advised entrepreneurs looking for funding: “Tell us how government will benefit from your business.” (Image: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanThe first Women in Manufacturing, Textile and Leather Conference 2016 was held in Sunninghill, Johannesburg this week. One of the important messages for attendees over the two day event on 26 and 27 October was the importance of knowledge. Knowledge about your industry, its importance and how and where to get assistance when needed.Spinola Dube, organiser and founder of Amabhubesi Training and Conferencing, said in a press release the event is dedicated to support, promote and inspire women in this industrial sector. “For decades women have been under-represented in the sector. It’s high time that we close the gender gap within the manufacturing sector.“It’s not just about getting more women into manufacturing – it’s about strengthening manufacturing by engaging more people,” said Dube.Why women should be in the manufacturing sector?Philippa Rodseth, executive director for the Manufacturing Circle, said women leaders are important for the manufacturing sector. “Women should be in the manufacturing sector, because we are good at multi-tasking. We are resilient and have tenacity.“The manufacturing sector accounts for 12% of South Africa’s GDP and employs about 1.6-million people, 34% are women.”Rodseth advised that women should empower themselves with as much knowledge as possible. For example, if you are interested in funding, one of the things you should find out is if that funding is available.Philippa Rodseth of the Manufacturing Circle says one of their goals is to enhance the competitiveness of manufacturing within South Africa. They also promote buying 100% local goods and services. (Images: Melissa Javan)Felleng Yende, chief executive officer of the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FPM-SETA), said that the government is trying to get more women in the manufacturing sector. There are training and bursary opportunities specifically available for women.The number of women trained per year grew since 2011: a total of 1 832 women were trained in 2011/12, 1 848 women in 2012/13, 4 427 women in 2013/14, 6 328 in 2014/15, and 5 335 women in 2015/16.The women were trained in internships, learnerships, skills programmes and as artisans.Yende said they need 50% of women to become artisans. She added: “We for example need more women in paper packaging- and pattern making space.”She quoted Statistics South Africa: “Women are mostly appointed in non- executive directorship positions [in manufacturing]. Only 9.2% of women hold chairperson positions and only 2.4% are appointed in chief executive officer positions.”Yende said that there are funding opportunities available such as the Women in Leadership project for women in the fashion industry.Felleng Yende, chief executive officer of the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing SETA, urged people to ask themselves regularly ‘how can I make an impact in this occupation’. She says they need 50% women to become artisans. In the book year 2015/16, 5 335 women were trained by SETA.Know your gameRashmee Ragaven from the Department of Trade and Industry said women easily get stigmatised. For example, she said she used to be called “Miss BEE (Black Economic Empowerment).“You have to know your game or you won’t be relevant,” said Ragaven. “I told myself I would become an authority. I wanted to make sure to be ten steps ahead [of my peers] in a meeting.”She said women should put in a little more work. “Ask questions in a meeting. If you go to an event, don’t just take the business cards and forget it in your handbag. Follow up with a note.“Remember it does not only take one engagement to get what you want,” she said.Rashmee Ragaven from the Department of Trade and Industry says when applying for funding it is important to read through the guidelines thoroughly. “It’s important to know in what stage of development your business is when following guidelines of a grant.”Ragaven spoke about the importance of strategic networking. “Through engagement you learn from people within your industry on how to do things efficiently and how to stay ahead of developing trends.“You also get a lot of information out of forums about business,” she said.She added: “In these types of engagements you might meet someone who knows the person you have been trying to get hold of.”Her advice on forming strategic relationships: “Think through what it is that you want to achieve for yourself and your company.” Noma Nibe is part of the Black Business Council. She says when she graduated she approached a white-owned company and told the management why she would add value to them. She later implemented transformation within the company.Noma Nibe, business executive director of Steloy Casting, shared Ragaven’s sentiments. She was promoted from a human resources manager to a human resources director within six months. “When I was offered the promotion I said I wanted shares of the company,” she said.After buying shares, she said she wanted to be more operationally involved. Her advice to women: “Learn and know the industry. Know how money comes into the company. That’s how they the men respect you.“They see there is knowledge coming from a woman.”She added: “You are not there to be a face – you’re there to add value.”Nibe also said that women in the industry should be active leaders and role models. “When you have integrity and values, no one can shake you – because business will shake you up.”She also said that women should support each other. “We as leaders need to start engaging women in decision-making. Don’t have the mentally of ‘I am above you as a manager and you are below me.’”Nibe advised employers to continuously train their staff. “You need to train them so that they will be better people in your company and the economy. Train for your needs and the industry at large.”Other topics at the event included Manufacturing model for women in Africa and Leadership and skills development in the foundry industry.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
There has been a lot written about the impact of next-generation transportation technologies over the past year. From concerns over driverless trucks during the election to debates over regulation and policies, this booming growth area of technology is becoming unstoppable.We recently sat down with Elliot Katz of DLA Piper, an attorney in the firm’s Connected and Self-Driving Car practice, to talk about the impact of this new technology. Elliot is also a mentor in the new transportation program at Comet Labs, a VC fund and startup lab focused on AI and roboticsReadwrite: How long have you been working in the connected and self-driving car space?Elliot Katz: I’ve been doing this work for about five years now, starting with connected cars. My focus is on privacy, policy, and regulatory issues surrounding connected and autonomous vehicles.RW: The American public has been hit with a lot of headlines about self-driving vehicles recently, and it has become more of a mainstream topic. From a regulatory perspective, what do you see as being the biggest hurdle here?EK: One of the biggest issues is that we currently have a patchwork of state laws. This is problematic because driving is inherently an interstate activity. It is possible that Congress will enact autonomous vehicle legislation that will preempt all state laws, as they have the power to regulate interstate commerce, but we will just have to wait and see if that happens in the coming months or years.RW: Once autonomous vehicles are in the wild, what would their habitat look like? Would Level 4 autonomous vehicles be primarily on highways, or will they also be found in downtown areas of cities, such as San Francisco, where we are right now?EK: You mentioned “Level 4,” so I want to make a quick, albeit important point: many people hear public statements about “self-driving cars”, but may not understand that there are different levels of vehicle automation. Level 4 vehicles can completely take over the driving task, but only in certain conditions, such as at certain speeds, in certain geographic locations or designated roadways, certain weather conditions, etc. Regarding Level 4 vehicles being driven on highways versus in city centers, I believe we may see them in both places. Relatively speaking, it’s easier to develop a vehicle that can take over the driving task on a freeway, because that vehicle will mostly be going straight at a fairly constant speed, and will not have to deal with pedestrians, stop lights, or construction sites. So, because the highway driving piece of the autonomous vehicle puzzle is somewhat low-hanging fruit, at least relatively speaking, I believe we will see Level 4 autonomous vehicles on freeways.At the same time, some of the autonomous vehicle rollouts scheduled to take place in the next few years involve autonomous vehicle ride-sharing programs, and that is likely to take place more so in city centers. That said, the vehicles in city centers will likely be driving in certain geo-fenced areas.Elliot Katz, attorney in DLA Piper’s connected and self-driving car practiceRW: From a technology standpoint, how far along do you think we are here?EK: I would say the technology is about 98 percent there. That said, that last two percent is a very difficult piece of the puzzle to solve. When we are talking about Level 5 autonomous vehicles – vehicles that can perform the entire driving task, under all conditions that a human driver could perform them – that last two percent of the puzzle may take a number of years to solve. RW: Have any of the issues been sorted out pertaining to when an autonomous vehicle crashes?EK: I would say those issues are more gray right now than anything else. For example: if you have an autonomous vehicle and the OEM sends you an over-the-air update, and all you have to do is press “accept”, but for whatever reason you don’t and then the vehicle gets into an accident because the over-the-air update was not accepted, then who is at fault? Some governments are beginning to give some serious thought to these issues, including the example I just discussed. For example, the English Parliament is currently considering the insurance coverage implications of various issues in a pending bill pertaining to vehicle technology. The issues include (1) distinguishing in coverage between various permutations of when a human is driving the vehicle and when an autonomous vehicle is driving itself, and (2) limiting or excluding coverage when an accident results either from the making of unauthorized alterations to the vehicle’s operating system or the failure to install required software updates. RW: Do you believe that the auto industry is making a smart move in pushing forward so vigorously to get self-driving vehicles on our roads? EK: Well, there are upwards of 1.2 million traffic accident fatalities annually worldwide, and in the United States, driver error causes these accidents 94% of the time. And according to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, autonomous vehicles may eliminate as many as 19 out of every 20 traffic accidents from ever taking place. So, I believe that the auto industry is driving us towards a safe future. Tags:#autonomous vehicles#DLA Piper#driverless cars#featured#Ford#IoT#NHTSA#Self-Driving#Tesla#top IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts Trevor Curwin Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…
LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Alapag seeks quick turnaround as SMB-Alab eyes sweep of Wolf Warriors Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Nationals departed Saturday morning for Doha, where naturalized big man Blatche rejoins them and rounds out the cast of 14.Ravena has represented the Philippines in the FIBA 3×3 U18 World Championships in Bangkok in 2013 and in the Jones Cup in Taiwan last year.But making the final Gilas roster in the matches against Qatar or Kazakhstan could be Ravena’s biggest national team milestone.Guiao previously noted that the Ateneo star has a “realistic chance” of making the final cut for the sixth window.“Right now, my focus is solely to be prepared to be able to become the best version of myself,” Ravena said.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs if being in the pool wasn’t already an achievement in itself, Thirdy Ravena will be flying to Qatar with the National team that is hoping to crack a berth in this year’s World Cup in China.“You can’t help but be overwhelmed sometimes,” he told reporters Friday morning during the Nationals’ only scrimmage before plunging into two crucial games in the Asian qualifiers this week.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Can’t blame him if he entertains thoughts of making the squad.“Hopefully,” said the 22-year-old Ravena. “Right now, I’m just thinking of being prepared for anything.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesRavena, the only nonprofessional cager in the pool, joins a cast of PBA champions, tested veteran internationalists and former NBA player Andray Blatche in the Philippines’ bid to go perfect on this road trip.“Supposedly, there’s no longer pressure since I was already able to represent the country a few times, and I’ve already dealt with pressure in the UAAP—which I think is kind of the same,” he said. “But it’s hard not to be consumed by it.” Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments